TEMPERATURES in Gwent are set to soar this week, and could even hit 20°C as we head in to Easter weekend.

In stark contrast to the snow just two weeks ago, the Met Office is forecasting temperatures in the high teens from Wednesday this week.

And with sunshine expected across the bank holiday weekend, it's perfect time to get out the barbecues out for the first time this year.


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The Met Office forecasts: "It will be dry, bright and breezy over the next few days.

"There will be sunny spells and it will turn warm or very warm by Friday.

"Many places will be dry for Good Friday, with warm sunny spells.

"The rest of the Easter weekend is looking to be mainly dry and warm.

"Temperatures will mainly be fairly warm, especially in the southeast in any sunshine, however it will be cooler under any cloud and rain."